has anyone installed the upgraded esc/motor combo
i just got my 180 amp esc and motor combo.i was wondering what it takes to install it.well the motor is easy but was wondering about the esc.and it also came with extra caps on it.can i just mount those where ever i want?
I have not used that set up in any of my Spartans yet..... But do have it in one of my other V hulls.
Quite a few people on the forum here have installed and use what you have purchased and I'm sure you will get the answers you need.
You will need to raise up the 180 ESC (build a platform) so it can clear the rails. It will mount either way. Google pics, and you will find lots of ideas to mount it. I built a Carbon Fiber platform to mount it on.
thanks but every link that comes up the pics are either removed or deleted or cant be found.does anyone have a link that actually works?
It was dag-nabit that did a build on installing the Seaking 180 in a Spartan in 2011. I see the pictures have been removed from his build. You could PM him and see if the pics are still around.
His description of the build is still on line and you could try that avenue.
Or maybe jetfast can post some pictures of how he did it.
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thanks everyone for your help.i got it figured out.now i just need to find out where i can get the lexan i need.i will loo at my local hardware stores and if they don't have it i'll order it off flebay.i hope i can find some tinted black or atleast dark tinted or i'll just paint it myself.now i just need to figure out where to mount the extra caps that are hanging off the esc.i'm either going to velcro them to the 3 caps that are soldered to the esc or make something and velcro them to that.i'm going to try out the wire drive from jeff when i get it all installed and a prather 220 prop.i'm just wondering if its going to make it haul butt or stay the same speeds.
Note: You don't have to use lexan, any water resistant material of suitable thickness will work.
i figured that but i also figured lexan is pretty tough too and i think it will hold up well at least it did in the old race car.so i ordered a piece of 3/8" and a 1/8" just in case i need to raise it.i also ordered the 1/8' to maybe make something to velcro the extra caps too.if i remember i will take pics as i go along.i cant wait to do it.i think i am hooked.lol